2014 is coming to an end, and I would be remiss to not post a recap of the Premiere Pro CC releases that went out this year.
As I sit down to list the features, I’m again blown away by the incredible number of features and enhancements that were packed into the Premiere Pro CC releases this year – all of it making video editing easier, faster, and that much more integrated with Adobe’s other pro video apps.
The features that stand out for me are the new masking and tracking features and Live Text templates, providing tighter integration with After Effects; the powerful Master Clip effects; cross-platform support for the GoPro CineForm codec; powerful search enhancements including advanced Timeline search; a noticeably cleaner and modernized user interface; and several features that enhance everyday editing tasks.
I know it’s hard to pick a handful of features when there’s so much goodness packed into each release. So, I’m listing top features from each release and pointing you to resources that give you complete information.
New features summary
For more information, see the detailed New Features Summary (Oct-Dec 2014).
For more information, see the detailed New Features Summary (June-July 2014).
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Adobe announced a bunch of new mobile apps at the Adobe MAX 2014 keynote. And one of the shiny new stars that made its debut is:
Adobe Premiere Clip – a mobile app for video editing on the go!
Premiere Clip turns your mobile video shots into amazing movies right on your iPhone or iPad. You can capture the essence of a moment and use Premiere Clip to transform your clips into a high-quality movie replete with cinema-quality color treatment and awesome audio — all in just a few taps!
And what’s even better is that the magic of Creative Cloud lets Premiere Clip automatically sync media on all of your devices. If you’d like to do more advanced editing, you just have to export the movie to your Adobe Creative Cloud account and work on it later in Premiere Pro CC.
Sounds magical, right? Watch Meagan Keane demo Premiere Clip, and you’ll agree with me.
Downloading Premiere Clip is quick and easy. Just head to the Apps store to download Premiere Clip. But, before you get started, I’d encourage you to check out these handy resources:
I had a lot of fun creating my first Premiere Clip video for “National Cat Day”.
I’m sure you too will enjoy Premiere Clip! Do remember to share your videos on Twitter by including #MadeWithClip.
So you shot a really nice street video bustling with people, and you want to showcase your video on the Web. But before that, you want to blur the faces of people to protect their identity. And since you captured a moving crowd, you also want to ensure that the faces continue to remain blurred as they move from frame to frame through the video.
Sounds like a daunting task?
Not any more. The new Masking and Tracking feature in Adobe Premiere Pro CC makes it easier than ever to blur out a portion of a frame and track it across the video in just a few clicks! Don’t believe me? Try it out for yourself.
Click here for the tutorial on blurring a moving face with masking and tracking
In this 5-min video tutorial, learn how to apply a feathered mask to protect a person’s identity and then track that mask as it moves across the frame in a scene.
The tutorial provides you sample files to try out the feature for yourself.
After you figure out how easy it is to draw and track an effect mask over a portion of a video frame, learn about the finer nuances like inverting mask selection, copying and pasting masks between clips, and more at: Masking and Tracking in Premiere Pro CC.
When you want to use more advanced masking features, you can simply jump into Adobe After Effects CC. Read more about it at Using the Rigid Mask Tracker in After Effects.
The 2014 release of Premiere Pro CC is available for download.
Like with the past CC releases of Premiere Pro, the 2014 release is again filled with many block-buster features: tighter integration with After Effects, Master Clip Effects, support for fonts from Typekit, and several more useful features that make your video editing easier than ever.
Top new features
- Masking and tracking workflows from After Effects within Premiere Pro
- Live text templates to edit text layers in After Effects compositions directly in Premiere Pro
- Master Clip effects to automatically ripple down an effect applied to a master clip to all portions of the master clips used in sequences
- Support for thousands of fonts from Typekit, auto-saving projects to Creative Cloud, and migration of sync settings
- Audio-related enhancements like, voice-over recording from the Timeline, and maintaining audio pitch during recording
- Cross-platform support for video effects and transitions
- New delivery formats, enhanced graphic performance, native format support, and much, much more
For a complete summary of the features, don’t miss reading the New Features Summary. This document takes a much deeper look at the new features and provides links to detailed feature articles.
To learn more about the features through tutorials, we have a library of video tutorials and projects to try at the Premiere Pro CC Learn & Support page.
Close on the heels of the Premiere Pro CC release in June 2013, we have another new update in less than a month!
Premiere Pro product manager, Al Mooney, describes it best:
“One of the best things about Creative Cloud is that we’re able to develop and release features in cadence with the demands of this rapidly growing and evolving industry. The Premiere Pro CC July 2013 update, available now, is the first example of that, and we’re thrilled to be able to give you multiple new editing features so soon after the first CC release – less than a month after we shipped CC.”
Read more about the new features in this blog post.
For a detailed understanding of the new features, read through the What’s New article.